Thursday 12/19 Mitchell Takedown Tourney
We will be traveling Thursday, 12/19, to Mitchell Middle School, in Rancho Cordova for a takedown tournament. This tournament is for 6th-8th graders only, ALL SKILL LEVELS. We will meet in the Toby Johnson parking lot to caravan together, or you can meet us there at the tournament site. I will do the weigh-ins sometime next week.
12/19 Mitchell Middle Takedown : leave Toby Johnson by 2:30 pm or meet there by 3:00 pm.
(Hit the link for more info)
Capitol City Classic Sat. 12/14
We will be traveling this Saturday, 12/14, to Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks to wrestle in the Capitol City Classic. This tournament is for 6th-8th graders only, all skill levels. We will meet in the Toby Johnson parking lot to caravan together, or you can meet us there at the tournament site before weigh-ins are closed.
12/14 Cap City Classic : leave Toby Johnson at 6:30 am or meet there at 7:00 am
(Hit the link for more info)
2013-2014 Wrestling Schedule
The tentative tournament schedule for the 2013-2014 wrestling season is now posted in the resources sidebar in the tournaments folder. Only the tournaments with an asterisk (*)/shaded will be attended as a team. All the other tournaments are OPTIONAL and may require additional fees (USA CARD). The coaches may or may not be attending the optional tournaments. They are listed for your convenience. There is one girls tournament and about 7 novice tournaments (novice doesn't always mean novice though). Girls can wrestle boys as well.
None of these tournaments are mandatory, and parents will be responsible for paying for each tournament the wrestler attends. Tournaments designated "USA" require an additional annual membership card/fee of $40.00. Parents are responsible for providing the transportation to and from the tournaments. Generally, I will meet at the TJMS parking lot in the morning if you need to follow someone, otherwise I will meet you at the tournament site.
Tournaments are an ALL DAY event. We will usually leave 6AM and return at 5PM. Make sure that your child packs a lunch or brings along some money. Fruit, granola bars, and sports drinks are good sources of energy for matches. Carbohydrates are preferred over proteins and dairy should be avoided. Also, it's a good idea to bring a good book (Sudoku?), homework, or something to keep them occupied between matches. Tournaments seem chaotic and disorganized at first glance, but will make sense after you've been to a few.
Patience, perseverance and resiliency is key. Sometimes it's best to do things to take your mind off the matches until it's time to wrestle. Most often fatigue from the waiting will wear you down before the match actually does. Wrestlers can wait hours and hours for their chance to wrestle a few minutes. The person who stays relaxed, positive and focused will be ready to compete at their peak levels.
**ALWAYS CHECK TJMS SCHOOL LOOP! THE WEB SITE IS THE BEST SOURCE FOR TOURNAMENT INFO, DIRECTIONS, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INFO. @ http://tjms.schoolloop.com/wrestling
Tournaments Saturday 12/7 and Sunday 12/8
Here are the links to the tournament on Saturday 12/7 and Sunday 12/8. We will meet in the Toby Johnson parking lot to caravan together, or you can meet us there at the tournament site before weigh-ins.
12/7 Bradshaw Christian: leave Toby Johnson at 7:30 am or meet there at 8:00 am
12/8 Benecia : leave Toby Johnson at 5:30 am or meet there at 7:00 am
(Hit the links for more info)
CONDITIONING IN NOVEMBER PRACTICE IN DECEMBER
Pre-season Conditioning beginning Monday, November 4th:
Mon/Wed: 3:15 to 4:15 . Meet at the Toby Johnson Middle School track/gym. Make sure to have all forms turned in. Dress comfortably in sweats/shorts and running shoes. Bring a jump rope.
*No practice Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Conditioning at BSP November 25th, 26th, 27th:
Mon/Tues/Weds: 9:00 am Meet at Bartholomew Sports Park (next to Franklin HS) turf fields by tennis courts. Wear workout attire.
Official practices beginning Monday, December 2nd:
Mon/Wed/Fri: 3:30-5:20 in Gym
Tues/Thurs: 5:00-6:30 in Gym
Wrestling Meeting 2013-2014 Season
Attention wrestlers. If you are interested in joining the Toby Johnson Wrestling Team, there will be a parent meeting next Thursday, October 24th, at 6pm in the MP room. The meeting is for parents who are interested in having their children wrestle this year. Information about schedules, fees, forms, and volunteering will be distributed at that time. Please come prepared to sign all necessary paperwork, and if possible, turn in the physical form and all other forms posted on the Toby Johnson Wrestling Web Site.